Idol Headlines for 5/14/14

Tonight, The American Idol Top 3 vie for a spot in the FINALE! Plus HOMETOWN VISITS! FOX 8/7c PM. It’s the penultimate episode of Survivor, as the remaining castaways vie for a spot in the final. CBS 8/7c PM. Tonight, it’s the SEASON FINALE of Nashville! ABC 10/9c PM.

Ludacris to Host 2014 Billboard Music Awards – Stars who will present awards alongside Ludacris include Shania Twain, Phillip Phillips, Josh Groban, Lucy Hale and fun.’s Jack Antonoff. There will be performances from Shakira, 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull and Ricky Martin. – Billbaord

Did ‘American Idol’ Finally Jump the Shark? – “American Idol,” the most popular and influential show on TV since 2002, has become a plastic imitation of itself. Even when “Idol” was bad (think Sanjaya, Kara DioGuardi, the time Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey never spoke to each other for an entire season), it still generated plenty of buzz. The latest season is worse than the pitchiest note the series has ever delivered — “American Idol” is now a non-event. On a recent episode, a drowsy Harry Connick Jr. turned to Seacrest and asked, “Are we still on air?” – Read more at Variety

Will Jennifer Lopez Return for Another Season of ‘American Idol’? – Lopez said, “The plan is to all come back… you know me, I like to work on my schedule.” She added, “Everything has gone great this year. I know everybody’s like, ‘Are you coming back next year?’ Everybody wants to know about next year. I’m like, ‘Can we just finish this year first?’” Jennifer loved doing this season. “The finale’s coming up, it’s been going great. We love each other, the chemistry is good, the ratings are climbing back up. It’s a good time. I love the show.” – Read more at Extra

Tracklisting For Big Machine’s Motley Crue Tribute AlbumCassadee Pope, Nashville’s Claire Bowen and Sam Palladio have cuts on the album. Cassadee featuring Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) cover “The Animal in Me” While Claire and Sam sing “Without You.” Check it out at The Boot.

Kellie Pickler: My Grandmother Died the Day After Her Lung Cancer Diagnosis – Country star Kellie Pickler said the fight against lung cancer is very “near and dear to my heart.” Pickler recently joined with Lung Force, an initiative sponsored by CVS, to raise awareness and raise money for lung cancer research. “My grandmother, Faye Pickler, she’s the one that raised me and the woman I called mom,” Pickler told ABC News. “She was diagnosed with lung cancer back in Jan 2002 and she died the very next day, she died the very next morning.” – Read more at ABC News

Nashville’s Charles Esten, Chris Carmack & Will Chase Tease ‘Messy’ Season 2 Finale Cliffhanger – Nashville fans may feel like they’ve already endured enough of a cliffhanger this season, what with ABC holding off on renewing the series until after all of its other returning dramas had been announced. But those fans will have to cowboy up, because the country-music saga will wrap its second chapter with a finale that leaves at least one emotional plot line without resolution. (And you thought the car accident destroyed you…) – Read more at TV Line

‘Nashville’ Season 2 finale spoilers: ‘On the Other Hand’ shakes up everyone’s lives – If you thought “Nashville’s” Season 1 finale was game-changing — that car crash was all anyone could talk about all summer long for many reasons (not all of them good) — then strap yourselves in for the Season 2 finale.Airing on Wednesday (May 14), the Season 2 finale, “On the Other Hand,” is less of a huge event cliffhanger like the car crash and more of an emotional cliffhanger for everyone on the ABC drama. Make sure to check out Zap2it’s interview with creator Callie Khouri posting later today about why the writers decided to go with an emotional finale over a physical one. – Read more at Zap2it

Darren Criss, Matthew Morrison, Joe Manganiello, David Alan Grier Set for “Hollywood Game Night” – “Glee” stars Darren Criss and Matthew Morrison, as well as Joe Manganiello and David Alan Grier are among the celebrities set to appear in upcoming episodes of “Hollywood Game Night,” according to – Read more at Playbill

Idle Chatter: Episode 006

Keith interviews the Idol music supervisors & band leader. (Dorian and Rickey) Watch this episode of Idle Chatter to find out who chooses the songs the contestants sing, and what happens to the contestants after American Idol wraps.

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